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Hidden Happy Hour: Bistro Barbès

Try a multitude of flavors from around the globe without leaving Park Hill

When thinking of dining destinations in Denver, the Park Hill neighborhood doesn’t immediately come to mind. The semi-suburban district is easily looked over, thanks to its trendy neighbors like City Park and Stapleton. However, there are a few hidden gems that are truly worth the trek. For a charming restaurant packed to the brim with flavor, make the trip to Bistro Barbès {5021 East 28th Avenue, Denver; 720.398.8085}.

Tucked away inside a residential neighborhood, Bistro Barbès has been a sparkling gem in the district since 2014. Opened by Chef/Owner Jon Robbins, the bistro serves classic Parisian fare—inspired by his time in Paris—while introducing the flavors of Africa, Spain, and Mediterranean to the menu.

In honor of its third anniversary, the restaurant has recently launched its first happy hour menu. Offered Tuesday through Friday from 5:00-7:00 pm, guests can delve into a multitude of flavors, without the fluff, and more importantly, without the high prices attached to it. For a regional tasting, try these three dishes, only available on happy hour:

For a taste of the sea: PEI Mussels ($8)

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PEI Mussels Linguica sausage, spring onion, and piquillo peppers, in green garlic brodo

For a taste of the Mediterranean: Spring Pea Agnolotti ($7)

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Spring Pea Agnolotti ($7) with grilled asparagus, cherry tomato, in a vin blanc sauce

For taste of North Africa: Tunisian Sausage Sandwich ($5)

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Tunisian Sausage Sandwich served on a delightfully crunchy French Baguette served with choucroute and zing of the house mustardo

It wouldn’t be the happiest hour with a little bit of alcohol, so pair your selections with $7 seasonal cocktail libations ($7), $4 wines, and $4 craft brews and take it all in.

Morgan Carter, Editor